Assistant Finance Analyst

Assistant Finance Analyst
  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Apprentice - Permanent
  • Up to £26,000
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About the role

Assistant Finance Analyst

Permanent (inc. 36-month Apprenticeship Scheme)

£26,000 + Pension + Bonus + BUPA + ShareSave Scheme + 6.6 weeks holiday

Southampton, Head Office.

We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better. From our Southampton Store Support office (SSO) we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create a home they’ll love. Join us as an Assistant Finance Analyst and you’ll be a big part of this.

Key responsibilities

We are looking for keen graduates to join B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement retailer. As part of the Kingfisher group, you will be working within the top Home Improvement retailer in the UK. You’ll be joining a fast paced, exciting finance team with the opportunity of future career development. You will learn the business from the bottom up, with an induction to include working in our stores, visiting distribution centres as well as meeting several key finance and non-finance stakeholders.

Our Finance apprenticeship scheme is a 36-month programme to support gaining a professional Finance qualification (ACCA or CIMA) plus an industry recognised apprenticeship qualification at the same time as gaining relevant job experience alongside essential soft skills and behaviours training. There will be plenty of support along the way in the shape of your development from your peer group, line manager and mentor.

We will provide you with varied roles to support your professional qualification effectively - which could include supporting the Commercial function, Retail Operations and Corporate Finance. The skills you will develop include budgeting, forecasting, statutory reporting, performance analysis, project appraisal and strong excel skills, enabling you to handle large data sets and perform efficient financial modelling. You will also develop strong communication and presentation skills, essential for building effective relationships across the business and successfully influencing stakeholders.

We’d really like you to help us drive improvements in the way we work, simplifying core processes & enhancing areas of development. We’ll also be looking for your support in preparing presentations for senior management (internal & group boards) and you will have the opportunity to complete ad hoc performance analysis.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Graduate ideally with relevant numerical degree
  • Self -starter who enjoys working in a fast - paced environment
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to produce high quality work under pressure
  • Can prioritise effectively - always clear what is important
  • Team player - builds strong relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience using Excel & PowerPoint

Career Progression

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. 

If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at

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Learn & Develop at B&Q

When you join B&Q, we want you to be all you can be. From the minute you walk through our doors to the exciting moment you make that next career move, we're here to help you make the most of every opportunity. Thanks to our friendly learning system, Mylo, we make sure you always have the support you need to take on every challenge and fit your learning around your life. Here, we know that the best way to grow is together. 

Flexible learning with Mylo

Mylo is your every day, on the go learning and development partner. Helping you build the knowledge you need now and in the future. With Mylo, you can access training and content, anywhere, anytime and on any device. You can even influence the type of training on offer by rating and recommending content, and letting us know what we can do to improve. Award-winning and featuring over 150 different learning activities - like short videos, articles, workshops and webinars - think of Mylo as your 24/7 training pal, designed to help you make the most of your B&Q career journey.

Developing in role

Learning never stops at B&Q. Whether you've been in your role for one day or five years, there's always something to be curious about. It's why we're always creating learning opportunities and experiences that'll give you the chance to develop your skills. Like our First Line Manager programme: a course that helps our newest line managers build their confidence and management skills. Or our Leadership Development programme that challenges our more experienced leaders to reflect on and adapt their approach for our ever-evolving ways of working.

Building expertise and know-how

We believe anyone can learn the technical skills to do their job with excellence. It's all about attitude and behaviour here. So, if you're passionate about customer service and design, we'll teach you how to create beautiful kitchens. If you're someone who loves being outdoors, we'll help you learn about our garden ranges. And, if you're someone who just loves what we do but doesn't know where to start, we'll help you find the perfect role for you to grow into. 

Accelerated Development Talent Programmes

Whatever goal you're working to at B&Q, we want to help you get there. We do this by designing a number of programmes which help you to practice your skills and learn new ones, gain valuable experiences, learn from others and jump on opportunities that are right for you. From leaders taking their first steps into management to those simply looking for a new challenge, we're there to make sure you achieve your ambitions.


At B&Q, we want every new colleague to understand our values, our customers, and how we work together to achieve our purpose. That’s why we’ve designed an induction programme that’ll give you real insight into our business, our culture and help you feel included from day one. For your first few weeks on the job you’ll work with your team and line manager, mixing online learning with practical tasks, to grow your knowledge a little every day.


A day in the life

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Our Store Support Office sits within B&Q House and supports our colleagues and stores right across the UK and Ireland. In our bespoke, modern and eco-friendly building just north of Southampton, you’ll find a friendly team of talented people in a huge range of roles.

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In B&Q house, you’ll enjoy an onsite gym, a subsidised Costa, a canteen and restaurant, prayer room, plus open plan and cosy work spaces, an outdoor picnic area, and bike sheds for those who cycle in.


B&Q House has a biomass boiler, solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Our building also makes use of upcycled and recycled furniture and fittings, and features natural ventilation, heat retention and CO2 management, all via our very own weather station on the roof.

COVID-19 safety measures

At B&Q House we've made lots of changes to ensure we're ready for our colleagues to work safely. Watch our video to find out more.

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Why Finance & Legal at B&Q?

Our many Finance and Legal teams work hand-in-hand across the board, at the heart of B&Q. From operational finance and business performance to financial planning and analytics, they underpin our business and contribute to every bit of progress we make.

Why B&Q

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Assistant Finance Analyst

  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Apprentice - Permanent
  • Up to £26,000